Sun 2/19, 2017, 1:00pm
Urban Poverty Forum XI
Balancing the Scales
Challenging Institutional Racism in Our Criminal Justice System

People of color are disproportionately represented in our jails and prisons. Hear from four local leaders on the work happening in our community to address the racism that contributes to record incarceration numbers and keeps people of color serving longer sentences than their white counterparts. Presentations will be followed by a short panel discussion moderated by Lisa Edge, Communications Specialist and Reporter for Real Change.

Speakers include:
La Tanya Horace, founder of The Silent Task Force
Mary Flowers, Executive Committee member and chair of the Prisons Committee for the Seattle King County NAACP
Honorable Chief Judge Wesley Saint Clair, King County Superior Court Chief Judge
Winona Stevens, executive director and founder at Native American Reentry Services

Artists from The Mahogany Project will perform throughout the event to highlight these complex issues.

The Urban Poverty Forum is an annual educational event that brings speakers together around a common theme. The event is sponsored by Town Hall, The Mahogany Project, and Real Change.

Presented by: Real Change, The Mahogany Project, and Town Hall as a part of our Civics series.
Series supported by:


True Brown Foundation

Series media sponsorship provided by:

KUOW 94.9
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